Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19

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K. Emma Ng considers the possibilities and pressures in a new age of public art.                              

In 1976 New York City was in the midst of fiscal crisis. After a brush with bankruptcy the city was running on empty, its infrastructure crumbling. Among the artists working in this climate, Mierle Laderman Ukeles was making work about the labour of maintenance – born of her desire to unite her work as...

Literature

In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls for an end to the erasure of queer identity in Aotearoa literature.

It wasn’t until I was 26 years old that I realised that I was genderqueer. I came to the realisation after being exposed to the work of other trans and non-binary writers. I found the poetry of Never Angeline Nørth, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Jos Charles,...

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We’re thrilled to announce the four emerging writers taking part in New Volumes, our new Critics in Residence programme in collaboration with Basement Theatre.

Waveney Russ is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Otago, studying politics, art history and Indigenous development. She has worked as the Visual Arts Editor for student magazine Critic, and hosts the Dunedin Public...

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Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
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Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
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Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19
Internet Histories: 5 May
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This fortnight: How the press ran with a gay dog-whistle...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories: 5 May
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Reginald D Hunter
Read Time: 3 mins
American comedian has some ascerbic and very funny...
Reviews
Review: Reginald D Hunter
By Joe Nunweek
Review: James Acaster - Recognise!
Read Time: 2 mins
James Acaster presents a deadpan set that's at once...
Reviews
Review: James Acaster - Recognise!
By Rosabel Tan
Why You Shouldn't Ever Review Good Stand-up
Read Time: 4 mins
Is reviewing a great stand-up comedy gig the most...
Reviews
Why You Shouldn't Ever Review Good Stand-up
By Rosabel Tan
Review: The Goldfinch
Read Time: 7 mins
Kyle Rainsford reviews this year's Pulitzer Prize-...
Literature
Review: The Goldfinch
By Kyle Rainsford
Bringing Up Bully: 'Penny Arcade' and Growing Up on the Internet
Read Time: 18 mins
The internet's first creative boom was heralded as...
Art
Bringing Up Bully: 'Penny Arcade' and Growing Up on the Internet
By Rory MacKinnon
Review: Snort with Friends
Read Time: 2 mins
Showcasing the greatest comedic talent in this city...
Reviews
Review: Snort with Friends
By Rosabel Tan
Self-Addressed Letters to a Young Poet: The ‘Unsupported’ Artist
Read Time: 16 mins
Lee Posna explores what exactly it means to be an '...
Literature
Self-Addressed Letters to a Young Poet: The ‘Unsupported’ Artist
By Lee Posna